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and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. wisconsin, the next big battle ground of the presidential race and the latest place where republican unity has come to die. at a cnn town hall all three gop candidates backed away from their pledge of support's to the party's eventual nominee. this newest assault on gop loyalty. the latest land mine on the road to the convention. but donald trump's allegiance unwavering to his embattled campaign manager, cory luns douns. he faces a simple assault charge for supposedly man handling a woman reporter. trump mocking the woman's claims. >> and by the way, she was grabbing me. am i supposed to press charges against her?
anderson my arm is just killing me it's never been the same. >> you suggested you might. >> excuse me. excuse me. i didn't suggest. no i tweeted. >> tweet is a suggestion. >> should i press charges? >> right. i don't know. are you going to. >> i don't know. maybe i should. >> first that cantankerous town hall. dana bash live in milwaukee to tell us all about it. >> it sure was. and i remember about six months ago being in trump tower because reince priebus, the republican party chair came to new york personally to ask and convince donald trump to sign pledge just like all of the other candidates at the time did in order to promise to stay in the republican party and not run as the third party candidate. now fast forward to three candidates in the race and donald trump's opponents are the ones who aren't so sure they can support him.
things have gotten so ugly all three remaining republican candidates went back on promises to support the party nominee. >> do you continue to pledge whoever the republican nominee is? >> no i don't nim. >> you don't. >> no. >> reporter: that after ted cruz refused the back trump despite being asked three times. >> i'm not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and attacks my family. >> reporter: trump said he understands. >> i don't want his support. i don't need his support. i want him to be comfortable. >> and then renewed a warning to party leaders. >> i have been treated very unfairly. look, i won the state of missouri [ awes ] >> awe. true cruz people. i've been treated very unfairly. >> unfairly by who? >> i think by basically the rnc, the republican party t establishment. >> john kasich went so far to say he never should have made the pledge in the first place. >> if the nominee is somebody i
think is really hurting the country and dividing the country, i can't stand behind them. >> donald trump came to cnn's town hall eager to defend his campaign manager, charged earlier in the day with simple battery against a reporter. >> based on what i heard, i don't think he really even knew who she was. >> on another issue he calls a distraction, the ugly back and forth about their wive, trump was vintage trump. >> i didn't start it. >> that is the argument of a five-year-old. >> no it's not. >> the argument of a five -- >> you would say that. that's the problem with our country. >> every parent has a five-year-old who says that. >> no. that's the problem. exactly that thinking is the problem this country has. i did not start this. >> cruz once again denied knowing anything about the anti-trump super pac ad featuring melania trump and doubled down on blaming trump for planting a tabloid report of accusing cruz of infidelity.
>> the national inquirer in its history in never endorsed -- squl this week trump rattled world leaders by suggesting a nuclear asia may be okay. at cnn's town hall he went further. >> can i be honest the request you. maybe it is going to be time to change. so many people. pakistan, china has it. at some point we have to say, you know, what? we're better off in japan protects itself against this maniac in north korea. >> cruz defends his own national security idea, to patrol muslim communities in the u.s. >> listen, if you want to stop radical islamic terrorism, the answer isn't to go hang out in random neighborhoods. it is instead to focus on communities where radicalization is a risk. >> later kasich called that ridiculous. >> in we polarize the entire muslim community how where he going to get the information we want? >> what may have been the most revealing moment of the night were semiingly simple questions
the candidates had trouble answers. >> what would you regard as your greatest personal failure and what did you learn from it? >> you know, those are always -- whether in political campaign or a job interview, those are always tricky questions. >> when was the last time you actually apologized for something. >> oh wow. [ laughter ] no i do -- i -- i don't know. i'll think. can i think? i policiy eapologized to my motr years ago for using foul language. >> and carol, he eventually thought of one other, which is that he has apologized to his wife for not acting presidential enough here on the campaign trail. now all of this is going to make for yet another and very important primary day right here in wisconsin on tuesday. carol. >> dana bash, thanks so much. reporting live for us this morning.
voters actually watched the republican party fracture in real time last night. there is no more loyalty and no love lost. >> i've been disturbed by some of the things i've seen. and i have to think about what my word and endorsement would mean in a presidential campaign. so i want to see how this finishes out. and do you know what? i want to tell you, i think the little engine that can keeps going. i sure hope they will endorse me for president when i'm the nominee coming out of the convention in cleveland. how's that? is that a good answer? i don't know. >> essentially you are saying it is in the balance. you are kind of waiting and seeing. >> i would say that would be a good way to describe it. if the nominee is somebody that i think is really hurting the country and dividing the country, i can't stand behind them. but we have a ways to go. let's see how this all 230e8ds out. >> i'm not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and family. i think that is going beyond the
line. i think our wives, i think our kids should be off limits. >> i just have to follow up. if donald trump is the gop nominee. would you support him? >> let me tell you my solution to that. [ laughter ] donald is not going to be the gop nominee. we're going to beat him. >> will you continue to pledge -- >> no. i don't anymore. we'll see who it is. >> the pledge you -- >> [ inaudible ]. >> -- republican nominee. >> i have been treated very unfairly. i won the state of missouri. no i have. true cruz people. i've been treated very unfairly. >> unfairly by who? i think by basically the rnc, the republican party, the establishment. >> as republican pollster put it that sound you just heard is rnc reince priebus having a heart attack. if trump turns on the gop, the
gop is dead. this is what lunts means by that. the republican national committee has a pledge of their own. a vow to provide institutional support to the eventual nominee. but how can it possibly do that now? so let's talk about that. i'm joined by a senior political writer it's buzz feed news and author of the wilderness about the republican struggle to win the white house after 2012. and conservative talk radio host john phillips, and cnn political analyst and columnist for bloomburg, josh rogan. >> this party is going to support the nominee, whoever that is, 100%. there is no question about that. >> so is reince priebus now having a heart attack? >> i don't know about his cardiac condition but i will say
that i think when reince priebus appeared with donald trump at trump tower last year and kind of make a grand ceremony of trump signing this pledge to support the eventual nominee. no one including anyone at the rnc actually expected that trump would be perform as well. no one really expected him to be the nominee. i think what you have seen though is that trump over the past nine months has repeatedly changed his mind on this issue of whether he'll support the eventual nominee. and while he's made this threat and it's certainly frightened reince priebus and republicans in the beginning, a lot of gop figures are now actually talking openingly about running their own third party ticket if trump is the nominee. highlights just how fractured the party has become. >> donald trump says he won't support cruz or kasich because he's been treated unfairly by the republican party. how? >> well i think donald typically has pretty good instincts when it comes to matters like this.
but i think he's wrong on this. i think he shouf said i'll get behind the nominee because let's face it, neither one of them has any chance of being the nominee. either two things are going to happen. either donald trump is going to secure the delegates he needs to be the nominee or we're going to be at a brokered convention in which case they drop ted cruz like a bad habit. the establishment doesn't like ted cruz. it is a marriage of convenience. can you imagine ted cruz running around the country campaigning with people like lindsey graham? it is going to make the michael jackson lisa marie presley marriage photos look authentic. i think it is zero risk for donald trump. he should have just gone ahead and done it. >> okay. so josh. republicans say the gop will fracture if the candidates don't support the nominee. in other words, if there is no support, doesn't that essentially prove that ideological conservative, nationalists and moderates cannot exist together in the
republican party? >> well it what it's shown is that fracture has already happened and that's been going on behind the scenes for weeks if not months. what we saw is a public acknowledgment of the split that's already taken place. and when donald trump is crying foul, he's pointing to the effort by everyone to peel off delega delegates and prevent him from getting to 1237. and he's behind that now and preparing to argue. and more all of the other candidates this is just a game and they are prepared to use any rule to stack delegate, the rules committee. to make sure donald trump is not the nominee. and that is the fight that is coming. but the fracture is well sewed. >> oh it certainly is. so mckay, doesn't the rejection of this loyalty pledge though guarantee a third party candidate will enter the race at some point? >> it certainly suggests the
probably is high. you already see talk among republican establishment figures, people like bill crystal circulating millimete i third party ticket might work. i think this is one of the amazing things about this contested convention we are headed for. if that happens we will see a situation where no matter the outcome, whether trump wins or is robbed of the nomination, you will see a significant revolt among a large swath of republican primary voters. and i think a lot of people in the party whether pro or anti-trump believe that to be the case and at that point will not be worried so much about the general election in 2016, they will be worried ant the soul of the party. >> let's talk about that john. there are some who say the republican party will be
destroyed thanks to a petty personal feud between two men fighting over their wives. how can you say that is not true? >> look, i think at this point it is bar talk. everyone is posturing because everyone thinks that they are going to be the nominee. and if you say you are going to get behind trump at the convention now, then that gives you less leverage if you try to negotiate for something at the convention. the reality is that donald trump is the leader. donald trump has more delegates than the rest of them. and if donald trump wins the nomination he's going to essentially have control over the rnc. they are all going the need things from him and i think they will kiss and make up. what is the saying? in the prime are you you fall in love in the general you fall in line. >> i don't think that is the case. i don't see donald trump kissing and making up with anyone. can you? >> there will be a huge part of the party that will be irreconcilable.
and their strategy is to get to that contested convention, have the first vote which is going to be only cruz and trump. if neither get to 1237, it is an open field. anyone could be nominated. and the more you get into the later votes the more chaotic it gets. and that is their strategy for stopping trump. that is what they are doing. the damage to the republican party is done. what ner trying to do is minimize the damage and stop trump. it's not clear who's going to win. >> thanks to all of you. still to come the video is out. but we are still hearing two sides to the reporter grab-gate. you get what i mean. up next we'll talk to a surveillance video expert who just analyzed this video frame by frame. ♪virgin islands nice ♪ ♪so nice
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donald trump vows to stand by his campaign manager who tass a charge of simple battery. that charge from this march 8th incident with reporter michelle fields. you can see fields trailing trump and then lewandowski reaches out and grabs her arm. in case you missed it. here is another shot. mr. trump says his aide was simply trying to protect him from what could have been a major security threat. >> she was grabbing me. am i supposed to press charges. >> you have suggested you might. >> excuse me. i didn't suggest. i tweeted. no no i tweeted. >> yeah you did. a tweet is a suggestion. >> should i press charges? >> are you going to? >> i don't know. maybe i should. because you know what, she was grabbing me. [ applause ] and just so you understand she was off base because she went through the secret service. she had a pen in hair hand which secret service is not liking because they don't know what it
is. >> trump also questioning bruises michelle fields says were left behind when cory lewandowski grabbed her arm. can we just dispense with the pen thing? i'm a reporter i carry a pen. they are not band at political events. the secret service allows us to have writing instruments so we can take notes. >> the reason it couldn't have been a bomb is because you do o go through metal detecters at events like this and this is happening at one of his builds, mar-a-lag mar-a-lago. initially nothing happened. and there was no -- cory lewandowski said he thought she was an attention seeker. now that there is this new video he's changing his story and focusing on her as a possible threat. we also heard from lewandowski's lawyer on the today show. he said fields changed her story. initially she suggested she was almost yanked to the ground and
now she's not saying that. >> it certainly doesn't look like the description that she had, where she almost fell, that she was yanked. '9" doesn't look anything like that in real time. it does look like there was contact. now you have to figure whether or not that was defensible contact. i certainly see that she didn't almost lose her balance. when you watch in realty, literally it is a half a second. it is an incident that i don't believe cory thought was anything. i don't think anyone that was present thought f was anything. there were police on the scene she never reported to or said hey this is what happened. there is a lot of things i think are in dispute here. >> there definitely are a lot of things. keep in mind she didn't go to the police for three days after. it seemed at first all she wanted was an apology. when that didn't come, that is when she went to the police and the police investigated. she has tweeted about this just
once. her only comment, says seriously, just stop lying. carol, i think this is a case of two realities. depending on what you want to believe. you can believe the story, the videotaped every day or donald trump's campaign has effectively presented an entirely different reality. websites sympathetic to him have also supported him in that. so really it is unfortunate choose your own adventure situation here. >> let's talk about michelle fields for a second. she had to quit her job. she's currently up employed. >> she felt they didn't support her so she left. >> she's lost her job. had to resign. and i'm sure gets trolled a lot on social media. >> it is disgusting to see the comments coming about her. >> i haven't seen her. >> she was briefly booked on fox and then decided not to appear. so she is laying low and it is
horrifying to see some of the comments about her regardless of what you think happened. >> with me now to talk more about the video is forensic video analyst and surveillance video expert grant fredricks. a contract instructor at the fbi academy at quantico. thank you sir for being here. i listened to mr. trump's lawyer this morning on the today show. he says this video is inconclusive. is he right? >> no. no he's not right. the video is conclusive. it is pretty obvious that there was force applied to the woman. by mr. lewandowski. it all depends on how how much force was applied. if they look at this in court and decide that enough force was applied to cause injure, then he
could have some jeopardy. >> so you say there is evidence that gives credence to michelle field's allegation that she almost fell because of the force with which mr. lewandowski grabbed her arm. we're going to put up a small piece of the video here. and you can see that happening. from what you can see from this video, what indicates to you that she could have almost fallen when he grabbed her arm? >> well i didn't say she almost fell. what is very clear in the video, there is at least two angles that i've seen. and when you align the two angles together, even though they are at different frame rates you can see mr. lewandowski reaches forward with his left hand. he makes contact with her. she does appear to lose balance because we can see her right leg go backwards and over her left leg. so she's crossing -- >> take the banner out please. go ahead. talk about her leg again.
>> her left shoulder comes up. as her -- she is pulled backwards. she's going forward with mr. trump. as mr. lewandowski reaches for she suddenly stopped her forward progression, in fact moves backward. and right leg crosses over, the left shoulder comes up. the creases on her coat moves up. her hair moves in a fast motion. from from the other angle we can see that mr. lewandowski moves his right hand forward and continues moving past the woman as she continues going backward. as far as how much force was applied and whether she lost balance or felt she lost balance is really up to her to say. the video can't say whether or not she lost balance. the video can only support there was contact. contact enough that changed her forward momentum. if that force was enough to cause injury, then that is
another level up that a court would look at. >> from what you can see on the video could -- could lewandowski's grab have caused bruise snsz. >> again, that is not something a video analyst can say. a video analyst can assist in saying here is the movement of the 3w0ds. here the point of contact. it is in the area of her left arm. so if she says those bruises were caused at that moment in time and the injuries were more than transient. in other words it wasn't just redness that went away right away. that she's going to be the witness that says the force was applied to her arm in that area and that is the nature of the injuries. the video -- >> and she also has an eye witness from the washington post. right? who says that mr. lewandowski did grab her arm with some force. i want to get to this picture too. mr. trump said mr. lewandowski reached out to stop mrs. fields
because it appeared she was threatening him. i want to show two images from that video. put them up there now, please. you are going to see michelle fields. and she's -- actually mr. trump tweeted these image bus the images are from the video. you can see the pen in ms. fields hand. there is a secret service agent directly behind him. does it appear to you that she was threatening mr. trump in anyway? >> well again, as far as i don't know what was being said but she didn't make any contact with mr. trump. her other hand is visible in the image immediately before the one he tweeted. her hands are not near him. mr. lewandowski goes between the secret service man and reaches between him on two occasions. as he's reaching forward he turns to the witness. and then he reaches forward and again and pulls the woman back. and what's interesting about this and what would be relevant in court is that as soon as mr.
lewandowski made contact, the witness makes an action. he moves forward and confronts mr. lewandowski. so this isn't something the witness came forward later and said i saw and did nothing. he actually intervened immediately. which is something that's relevant in court. >> thanks for your insight. fascinating. thanks for being with me. still to come a foreign policy fight at the gop town hall as john kasich takes aim at mr. trump's stance on nato. looking for 24/7 digestive support?
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and now we have starting new information about other possible targets these terrorists may have been planning to hit. alexander fields in brussels with the latest information. good morning. >> reporter: hey there carol. good morning. investigators have recovered computers, cell phones and now are looking at what kind of information that could hold about any additional plots that this cell could have been planning on carrying out. what we're learning about one of the computers is that it had pictures of the prime minister's office, plans for that building and for other government buildings. very alarming to investigators. certainly seems to suggest this cell was looking at additional targets throughout the city of brussels. we flknow belgian authorities he been looking at the devices and the fbi is also assisting. some of the material has been shipped to the u.s. where investigators are taking a look specifically trying to access information that belgian authorities were not able to reach on those hard drives.
beyond that, carol, you saw those pictures from inside the airport. this is the first time that we are seeing some of these images of really the horrific devastation that unfolded there a week ago. we are learning from a airport that it could be several months before they are back up and fully running. this is an airport that serviced some 60,000 people a day. they are trying to figure out a way to get it pack open, at least on a temporary basis in a limited way for some passengers but certainly going to take a lot of additional security measures for people to feel safe there again. >> live from brussels. thank you. the pentagon firing back this morning at donald trump saying nato is as relevant as ever, following the gop front runners comments that nato is outdated. trump doubling down, prompting a shart k sharp critique from john kasich.
>> i understand this stuff. i really do. nato ises on sleet. that doesn't mean it can't be rerejiggered or mixed and made good it's possible. >> financial component -- >> paying too much. you have countries in nato, i think 28 country, you have countries in nato getting a free ride. it is unfair. >> we need to change nato to not just military but intelligence gathering and policing organization that works across boundaries. >> trump says nato is obsolete. is it? >> of course it is not. that's absurd. >> let's talk about that with larry sabado, and colonel cedric lleyton. is nato obsolete? >> no it isn't. nato is actually increasing its relevance today and in fact the pentagon is planning to move in about 250 tanks for the first
time since the end of the cold war. they are moving in those tanks, or at least planning to do so and they are also looking at about a brigade size of troops coming in. around from 500 to 6,000 extra troops on russia's border. >> is it true that the united states pays much more than other countries? >> that absolutely is true. and what's happened is nato has a goal, a budgetary goal of 2% of gdp that member nations are supposed to achieve. very few nations achieve that. astonia is one of them. and of course astonia is one of the smaller members of nato. but the united states definitely holds the lions share of the purse strings for nato. >> do you think donald trump's speech resonates? >> unfortunately, carol, you are absolutely right.
they may not even recognize the term anymore. so probably it plays with his constituency. he's appealing to nationalistic sentiments. he used the phrase last night and also elsewhere, that america can't afford to be the world's policemen. we've heard that since vietnam. actually since korea. it plays well with many americans who think the country is getting ripped off, that other nations are relying too heavily on us. the problem is we are the world's policemen and the world can't do without us. >> all right. let's move onto the next topic, which would be nuclear proliferation. donald trump says that is a top of his concern list. nuclear proliferation. yet he said he wanted a nuclear armed asia. listen. >> you're worried about he proliferation of the nuclear weapons. the most. you also say you might support
japan and south korea developing nuclear weapons of their own. >> north korea has nuclear weapons. he doesn't have a carrier but he's got -- >> it's been a u.s. policy for decades to prevent it. >> well might be a policy. can i be honest, maybe it is going to have to be time to change. so many people. pakistan, china has it. >> so some proliferation is okay? >> no no. not some. i hate proliferation. i hate nuclear more than any other -- >> colonel. do you understand what he was trying to say? >> i think what he's trying to get at is he wants burden sharing and he's also using the nuclear arm structure in a way to spread the wealth or the burden in this case of the nuclear umbrella. the historic part of this is the japanese has a no-war constitution. and in that constitution and in subsequent policy, they actually are prohibited from acquiring nuclear weapons.
and that is part of the u.s.'s guarantee to other nations in asia that there will be no japanese aggression like we saw in world war ii. same thing holds true for south korea. we don't want them to have nuclear weapons either. because we deem that to be too dangerous. now times have changed. donald trump is absolutely right about that. but the issue here is do we want to proliferate on a side that we like? or do we want there to be a regime of nuclear control that may be effective or more effective than we've had in the passed. >> larry it seems to fit into donald trump's narrative. so we don't want to be the poli policemen of the world. so just arm our allies and they can take care of it themselves. >> yes. i have no doubt that it appeals to millions of his backers. i think it is fair to say though that donald trump is not an expert in nuclear non proliferation. and in fact what he's advocating actually revokes the views and the policies of presidents going back to harry truman, dwight
eisenhower and john f kennedy. that is not to say policy should never change. but this is a very serious matter. the ultimate serious matter. >> yes. thank you both for your insight. i appreciate it. up next in the "newsroom," bernie sanders in a new york state of state of mind. can he topple clinton in a state where she once was a sitting senator? well, just put on a breathe right strip which instantly opens your nose up to 38% more than cold medicine alone. shut your mouth and say goodnight mouthbreathers. breathe right
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democrats turn their attention to new york as bernie sanders cranks up the pressure on hillary clinton to debate him in new york. clinton's not dismissing the idea but at least this morning she's turning her attention to donald trump. her new ad this morning in new york doesn't blame trump but jabs at his fiery rhetoric and the violence that's erupted at some of his rallies. >> so when some say we can solve
merks problems by building walls, banning people based on their religion and turning against each, well, this is new york. and we know better. >> i'm at the apollo in harlem where hillary clinton is going to take the stage later this morning beginning to plant her flag here in new york city. you may wonder why because the new york primary is not for about three weeks or so. the wisconsin primary is next week. the clinton campaign already looking beyond because they know bernie sanders has a lot of strength there. the interesting trump ad you just played. we're going to hear secretary clinton repeat that message about donald trump. and she's trying to galvanize strength among democrats. showing voters here and elsewhere that she's the strongest candidate to take on donald trump. but the sanders campaign
believes she's getting ahead of herself. and bernie sanders yesterday in wisconsin speaking to erin burnett made the case for why he's the stronger candidate. >> there are huge issues facing this country. our middle class is disappearing. grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality. a campaign finance system that is corrupt and a broken criminal justice system. and in in new york state there are additional problems. i would hope we would have a good debate. my understanding is she would like to do it in brooklyn. i was born in prooken. let's do it. >> game on for brooklyn. >> game on. >> we'll see if there is game on for brooklyn or not. the sanders campaign has been calling for a debate. the clinton campaign says they are open to it. but carol, the reality is it is going to be very hard for them to not debate. there is already an online petition the sanders campaign is urging people to sign and encourage people to do it. so of course she's done well in the debate so no reason to think
she wouldn't in this one as well. for the next week eyes on wisconsin wisconsin and then full eyes on the new york city. the first competitive primary in the state of new york since 1988, carol. >> jeff zeleny. thank you. still to come, these cad candidates are going after the same job. but last night another job was in focus. wisconsin's dairy industry. who has the best plan to keep those farms up and running? hell. oh. yes, hi. want to survive... ...a crazy busy day? start with a positive attitude... great. thanks. ...and positively radiant skin. aveeno® positively radiant moisturizer... ...with active naturals® soy. to help reduce the look of brown spots in just four weeks. i gotta go. and for gentle makeup removal... try our nourishing wipes to brighten skin. aveeno®. naturally beautiful results®.
running amid campaign threats to deport undocumented immigrants. >> our number one economic driver, which is the dairy industry and cheese industry right behind it, is being challenged right now by having a labor force that is dependent on an immigration policy. >> most farms in the dairy industry cannot find american-born workers to milk the cows and take care of them. the only ones willing to do this hard work are latino immigrants. >> all right. so how did the candidates answer? christine romans is here with more on that. i talked to an apple farmer in upstate new york. he worries about the same thing. he can't get american workers to pick apples. >> across the country, this is an issue, which is why so many people in the farming industry, people would allow a system that provides them with a flow of legal labor here.
here's what the candidates talked about here. ted cruz talked about raising minimum wage. raise wages and then more americans -- millions of americans out of the labor market -- >> he wants the farmers to pay more to hire americans? >> make tougher wage laws and among other things you'll attract more labor. what donald trump said, he didn't really focus on the big deportation. he talked about growing business in general and he pivoted quickly to trade. he wants to fix trade. he wants america to be better at trade so that our businesses are growing and our workers can be paid more and so that's where they went to on this. immigration is hard for these republican candidates because you know what is really fueling so much of the energy in the campaign right now when you talk -- you look at some of these new voters don'ticoming iy
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happening now in the "newsroom" -- >> no, i don't. >> pledge? what pledge? >> i'm not in the habit of supporting someone who my wife and my family. >> you're kind of waiting and seeing? >> well, i would say that that would be a good way to describe it. >> here's another way to describe it. republican revolt. also, donald trump's campaign manager arrested, accused of grabbing a reporter. but trump says she started it. >> she was grabbing me. she had a pen in her hand, which secret service is not liking because they don't know what it is, whether it's a bomb. plus, blown out windows, charred debris. a new haunting look inside the brussels airport. let's talk live in the cnn "newsroom."
and good morning. i'm carol costello, thank you so much for joining me. cnn brings together the republican candidates but they end up unraveling the republican unity. in the town hall meeting, all three gop candidates back away from their pledge to support the party's eventual nominee. this becomes the latest landmine on the road to the convention. here's some of the pack pedalling from the some of the candidates. >> i've been disturbed by what i have seen and i have to think about what my word and endorsement would mean in a preside presidential campaign. i want to see how this thing finishes out. i tell you, the little engine that can keeps going. i sure hope they'll endorse me for president when i'm the nominee coming out of the convention in cleveland.
>> i would be remiss not to follow up. essentially you're saying it's in the balance. you're kind of waiting and seeing? >> well, i would say that that would be a good way to describe it. if the nominee is somebody that i think is really hurting the country and dividing the country, i can't stand behind them but we have a ways to go. let's see how this all folds out. >> i'm not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and family. that's going yobeyond the lines. >> if donald trump is the nominee, would you support him? >> let me tell you my solution to that. donald is not going to be the gop nominee. we're going to beat him. >> do you continue to pledge whoever the republican nominee is? >> no, i don't know anymore. >> you don't? >> no. we'll see who it is. >> your pledge is null and void? you say you will no longer continue to support the nominee? >> i have won the state of
missouri. no, i have. true to cruz people. i have been treated very unfairly. i'll give you an example. >> by who? >> i think by basically the rnc, the republican party, the establishment. >> chief political correspondent dana bash live in milwaukee with more on this. hi, dana. >> reporter: hi. good morning. it is still -- we watched it live and i have all morning long been hearing it over and over again but still, as somebody who has covered politics for a long time, i am still shaking my head because it all started with ted cruz. he was first up with anderson last night. anderson asked him not once, not twice, but three times to stand by his pledge to support donald trump if trump was the nominee and he wouldn't go there and that started the ball rolling. trump heard, that he came out and that's why he didn't go there. but john kasich even who is a party guy through and through was even talking about the tone and ten nor of the campaign.
the reason it's a big deal, the pledge is not a willy-nilly thing. six months ago, the rnc chair of the republican party was so worried that donald trump was going to bolt from the party, run an independent bid and hurt a potential republican candidate that he made every candidate sign a pledge and reince priebus went to trump tower to personally ask donald trump to do so. so that is why this is kind of so incredible. now, having said all that, we'll see what happens when the voting is done in june, when the actual convention happens to see who it is and how things fall in line. but it just really does show you how frayed the party is. and it's not just the party, it's also the individual campaigns and the tone and tenor. you mentioned what has been going on with donald trump and his campaign manager who was charged in florida yesterday with one count of battery and he
is still by his side and donald trump was asked by anderson if he's going to stick with corey lewandowski. here's what happened there. >> your campaign manager, corey lewandowski, charged with simple battery for grabbing a reporter by her arm. will he continue as your campaign manager? >> yes, he will. michelle fields, by the way, is not a baby. in her own words, i was jolted backwards. she's standing there. someone had grabbed me tightly by the arm. tightly. and yanked me down. she wasn't yanked down. she didn't even have an expression. if somebody in this audience gets whacked or hurt, including me, you get hit a little bit, you go wow. there's no emotion. okay. wait a minute. "i almost fell to the ground." she didn't almost fall to the ground. he got in the -- and by the way, she was grabbing me. am i supposed to press charges against her? anderson, my arm is hurting me. it's never been the same. >> so donald trump's standing by his man fighting back the way he
would if he personally were accused of this. the other two remaining candidates were asked if they would fire corey lewandowski. >> if he was your campaign manager, would you ask him to resign? >> of course. look, it shouldn't be complicated that members of the campaign staff should not be physically assaulting the press. that shouldn't be a complicated decision. >> you want to give people the benefit of the doubt but when you see things that are pretty clear, from what i understand, the video is pretty clear, of course i would fire him. >> now, in this case, one thing is clear. it is case in point of what donald trump says about his campaign versus others. those two candidates, john kasich and ted cruz are conventional. they would very clearly get rid of a staffer who was accused of doing what corey lewandowski did, not donald trump. this is a perfect example of how unconventional he is in every single way.
carol? >> all right. dana bash reporting live for us, thank you. as you heard dana say, the gop is getting crushed by its own weight in the room and that would be donald trump. but the question now become, can it recover in time for the republican convention? let's talk about that. i'm joined by national republican commentator and a trump campaign surrogate, scottie hughes and ron nehring. where to start? why can't donald trump and ted cruz put away the wives thing and talk about real issues, ron? >> well, senator cruzes that made very clear that he's entirely focused on the issues in this campaign. >> come on, ron. senator cruz is using this, too. >> let me finish. what is this with the interrupting here? senator cruz has made clear that's what we want to talk about and every opportunity that's what we do.
that's what they are doing in the state of wisconsin and why governor walker has endorsed him. what we have here with donald trump and part of the reason why nobody is willing to support him as the republican nominee if he were to become the republican nominee in terms of ted cruz becoming the nominee, of course, is because at the time that that pledge was made, there was an assumption that candidates would act like normal human beings, would act like professionals, would act like people -- like a person who was worthy of the office of the presidency of the united states. but what we have seen from donald trump is an increasingly erratic candidate who seems to stay up late at night and sent hate tweets to women he doesn't know, including megyn kelly, carly fiorina and now heidi cruz which has backfired on him terribly. people are finally seeing the type of person that donald trump is and someone who goes on the attack all of the time, attacks women he doesn't know, seems intimidated by strong women. and seems to have this real
obsession with going after senator cruz's wife which is completely inappropriate. donald trump knows very well what it is that he's doing and, unfortunately, you have some people in the media who play along when donald trump sends a couple of tweets at 11:00, 12:00 at night and the media the following morning says, that's what our talking points are for the following day. we want to focus on the issues of national security and on these issues because senator cruz is so much better prepared than donald trump is to talk about these issues. but unfortunately, donald trump -- >> ron, we've got to get scottie in here. >> thank you. >> trump's strange attacks on megyn kelly. i don't get that either. so stand up for your candidate. >> let me say this. that was a typical cruz response that ron just gave. he's going to sit there and say that ted cruz rises above the fray and talk about policy and then he goes on this whole monologue about how petty and
horrible donald trump is but never gives specific policy points. that's why we are not getting along, carol, because people are saying one thing. it's like we have this massive passive aggressive campaign going from the cruz campaign right now. we're not going to sit here and go negative and, yeah, we're going to sit here and slam donald trump for what's going on with his campaign. yesterday, ted cruz, who i respect immensely. however, he said this shows the type of atmosphere that the trump campaign is creating, that was a passive aggressive move and a typical politician's move. when it comes to the ballot, you can either vote for a typical lawyer-esque politician which has gotten us into the trouble that we are in today or get a businessman who tells it like it is and at least you have something that people don't have much in politicians anymore. it's called trust in the truth in what they are saying. >> both of you have had your say now. i just want to make the conversation a little bigger than just the two candidates, ron. what do you think that this campaign on the republican
side -- because it's gotten so very nasty, what affect ultimately will it have on the republican party? >> that's a good question. i was on the chair of the california republican party for five years and it was my job to make sure the job could rally together behind our nominee. what's unique and different about this campaign is when one particular candidate, whose name rhymes with donald trump in this campaign, makes everything so personal and resorts to petty insults all of the time about anybody who might disagree with him at any point in time, it makes it much harder for the party to be able to come back together because he's made it so intensely personal. and that's rare. primary contests often get nasty but never have we seen a national election and the parties really are defined nationally where a leading presidential candidate resorts to such personal attacks on the
spouse of an opponent. in this case, heidi cruz -- >> that started with -- >> you know, here we go again with what anderson cooper said is the response of a 5-year-old. the trump know that is not the case, that he started it. that's not the point. it makes it much more difficult and it's going to be a challenge, that's for sure. >> it's going to be a challenge during the convention. that's a lot of people's fear, right, scottie? so why can't donald trump decrease the personal -- anderson cooper asked if there's anything that he apologized for and he said he apologized to his mom a long time ago for cussing. why doesn't he be less of a divisive figure and show the country that he can be a uniter like he says he can. >> because he's too busy dealing with the attacks from everybody else. you have to admit, donald trump
is getting hit from people not only on the other side of the aisle, as hillary clinton has launched another anti-trump commercial. she's more concerned about trump right now than she is about bernie which speaks a lot about who they fear the most. and he's also getting hit from the inside from not only conservatives that support ted cruz but kasich, people who have sour grapes because they lost to mr. trump. he's getting hit from every direction. he's having to play defense. if people would just leave him alone, i guarantee -- that's what was very refreshing about the town hall that we saw last night. he does get into some policy points. >> he bites back and ultimately, especially among women, he hurts himself. you know, if you look at the latest cnn orc poll, it shows 73% of republican women have an unfavorable view of mr. trump. i mean, they hit him because it works. >> they have an unfavorable. that doesn't mean when they go to the ballot box they won't vote against him especially if
he's up against hillary clinton. i do agree with you, there are some things. once again, when you look at it and look at how he's promoted women within his organization, the females that are out speaking on his behalf, when you go to his campaign rallies, you see large female crowds. i'd almost say 50/50, if not more of a majority of females in his crowds and the pictures are not backing up these words and supposed poll numbers that women don't like him. i might be unfavorable with somebody. that doesn't mean i won't vote for them or i support them or i hate them. >> ron, last word. go for it. >> well, i think last night at the town hall we saw a clear difference between senator cruz and donald trump, both on the issues and in terms of the approach that they would take as candidates and to the office of the presidency of the united states. these are serious times. fortunately, we're seeing what donald trump is made of. that's why his poll numbers in wisconsin are doing so badly and
eavesdroppi he's dropping like a stone. senator cruz is going to be able to bring the party together because during the campaign he's not resorted to the type of personal attacks from donald trump. >> congratulations. you got the establishment vote. way to go, ron. that's exactly what we did not want. >> i've got to leave it there. ron nehring, scottie nell hughes, thank you. donald trump's campaign manager is sticking to his story and the reporter is sticking to her story. live 24/7 with 24/7 digestive support. try align, the undisputed #1 ge recommended probiotic.
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it's a case of he said/she said. except now there's video. i'm talking about the scuffle between trump's campaign manager corey lewandowski and michelle fields. lewandowski now faces a charge of simple battery resulting from this incident. you can see lewandowski reaching out. we have a couple of other shots to show you, too. there it is. field says lewandowski grabbed her so hard he left bruises on her arm. mr. trump says his aide was simply trying to protect him from what could have been major
security threat. >> she was grabbing me. am i supposed to press charges against her? anderson, my arm is just killing me. it's never been the same. excuse me, excuse me. i didn't suggest. i tweeted. >> yes, you did. >> i tweeted. >> that's suggesting. >> are you going to press charges? >> i don't know. maybe i should. because you know what, she was grabbing me. just so i understand, she was off base because she went through the secret service, she had a pen in her hand and secret service is not liking because they don't know what it is, whether it's a little bomb. >> in response to a trump tweet why no one is questioning fields story, she's saying, "because my story never changed. seriously, just stop lying." with me is jamie weinstein, michelle's boyfriend and also from the daily caller. first of all, how is michelle? >> well, she's strong. she's doing okay.
it's not easy when you have the leading candidate in one of the parties defaming her. but, you know, she's shouldering on, as you would expect someone like michelle to do. >> i just want to ask you a couple of questions like that and then look at the bigger picture. you heard mr. trump. he said that secret service and corey lewandowski thought the pen in michelle fields' hands could have been a bomb. they didn't know. your thoughts? >> i don't want to talk too much about this because i think the process is playing itself out but the other reason is that the trump campaign statements are just on fair face ridiculous and he's paying himself with his own words. when this first happened, he told cnn after the debate they held in miami that he talked to the secret service, they don't know what she's talking about. she was never touched. nothing ever happened. now all of a sudden he remembers this great threat that was to him. not only did the secret service not act, he needed his campaign
manager to act when he was surrounded by secret service. i don't think anyone who is fair minded finds this in any respect plausible. so i hope that he just keeps talking because at this point he looks somewhat ridiculous in his stories. >> michelle had to quit her job over this, right? and i'm sure on social media she's not having a fun time at the moment. is she staying underground? >> well, you know, there's a lot of people that accused her of wanting to do this as the trump campaign did for attention seeking. she doesn't like this attention. this is not the type of attention she wants. she is a -- she'll talk when she needs to talk but she's not going to go on every news show that asks her to repeat these stories and fight back. right now she sees donald trump talking and hurting himself. she doesn't need the spotlight here to get press. that's not what she wanted. that's not what she ever wanted.
she didn't need this for attention. >> all right. so a bigger picture now, what does this incident say -- you know, about our political process and how it's playing out. i want to show you a video of a trump rally in wisconsin. a 15-year-old girl was pepper sprayed by a trump supporter. there's a sexual assault investigation going on right now. what does this all say to you? >> well, politics has always been seedy and oftentimes it was away from the campaign, at least they're was plausible deniability. they don't shy away from this stuff. as you know, there was this kind of insidious allegation -- i won't mention any names or anything -- about affairs about the "national enquirer" but they tie the campaign to this. doesn't even have plausible
deniability that it's not the trump campaign pushing it. there are a whole sorts of these incidents. trump himself called ted cruz's wife ugly. this is actually tied to the trump campaign and i think that is a new development. usually campaigns, if they do these kinds of stuff, it's covertly and through second sources that don't really tie themselves to the campaign. trump's campaign is tied to much of this. >> so nothing ever seems to affect his popularity among his supporters. do you think that might change? >> you're absolutely right. he called john mccain not a war hero and he only rose in the polls. but i think when you look at wisconsin, you do not see someone in his position as the front-runner who is it unifying the party as you would expect the party to unify. he might lose wisconsin. this fight seems like it's going to go all the way to june 7th
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and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. the race for the white house, democrats make a play for the big apple. bernie sanders cranks up the pressure on hillary clinton to debate him here in new york. she's not dismissing the idea but this morning she's turning her attention to gop front-runner donald trump. a new ad rolling out this morning on new york airwaves. hillary clinton doesn't exactly blame donald trump for the violence at his rallies. here's the ad. >> so when some
say we can solve america's problems by building walls, banning people based on their religion and turning against each other, well, this is new york. and we know better. >> cnn's jeff zeleny is in new york with more on this.
hi, jeff. >> reporter: hey, good morning, carol. hillary clinton is turning her attention to donald trump and there's one reason for that. his name is bernie sanders. this new york primary race in just
about three weeks' time, suddenly so competitive. they are putting money behind this ad, a lot of money here in new york because they are trying to show democrats that she's the stronger of the two candidates. carol, i can tell you, the race at least for the next six days or so is in wisconsin. that's where bernie sanders is campaigning today quite aggressively. he believe that's the state that fits his politics. and interesting, wisconsin has an open primary which means you can vote in the republican or democratic primary. you don't register by a party. and there is some crossover between bernie sanders and donald trump. he addressed that head-on with cnn's erin burnett. >> people are angry. what trump is doing is taking that anger and saying, it's the fault of the mexicans or the fault of the muslims. we've got to scapegoat people.
beating up on mexicans who make 8 bucks an hour is not going to deal with the issues. >> reporter: carol, i guess it's no surprise that donald trump is front and center in the democratic primary, too. he certainly has been in the republican race. we so far have not heard a response yet from the trump campaign to this clinton ad. i'm sure that's coming. he's not very shy when it comes to responding here. look, hillary clinton is making her case and fighting for new york. she represented this state in the senate. she was elected twice here. but they are really fighting for this, carol. bill clinton will be all across new york city tomorrow. she'll be campaigning here for the next couple of days and then eyes back on wisconsin. this is a state where they know they have to win on april 19th. interesting she has chosen today to spend her time here in new york city. carol? >> jeff zell neny reporting liv for us this morning, thank you. the loyalty pledge goes
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liberty mutual insurance. one thing made clear at last night's town hall, there is no loyalty between the candidates. >> if the nominee is somebody who i think is really hurting the country and dividing the country, i can't stand behind them. but we have a ways to go. let's see how this all folds out. >> if donald trump is the nominee, will you support him? >> let me tell you my solution to that. donald is not going to be the gop nominee. we a . >> do you no he who the nominee is? >> no. >> you don't? >> no.
we'll see who it is. >> can you say contested convention or, better yet, third-party candidate? hopefully they will have the answers to that. mike shields, former chief of staff for the rnc and ana 1/2 v ana 1ana 1/ ana 1/2 navarro, welcome to all of you. nobody is going to adhere to the loyalty pledges that they actually signed. is reince priebus having a heart attack this morning? >> no, i don't think. they said from the very beginning they are going to adhere to party rules. they say you have to get over 50% of the delegates. if you don't, you're going to go to open convention. the delegates are going to
decide. and i think to change that, to fix the rules in favor of a candidate, we're going to give it to somebody, reince is perfectly fine. he understands what is going on and, look, they are all going to say they are not supporting this pledge or whatever. we're on the the stage of the campaign where we are attacking each other's wives, they are not going to support each other. the delegates at the convention, who it looks like will be deciding who the nominee is, they are going to look at a candidate that can bring the whole party together to beat hillary clinton in the fall and that's one of the things they are going to be looking for. i think all of these candidates are going to jostle but that's where the rnc knows we are headed. >> ana, do you agree, that there will be ultimate unity at the convention? >> it's hard to envision unity
right now where it stands and i think it's getting harder. this is getting really nasty and personal. it's getting very dirty. i think a lot of followers of his supporters of the different candidates are getting more entrenched in their position and the nastier it becomes, the dirtier it becomes and more difficult it becomes to at one point have unity. reince priebus is a pragmatic guy. i don't think anybody with a degree of experience or commonsense would be holding their breath as to actually pledge a sign to being honored, god forbid somebody do that. you know, this is getting nasty. this is getting nasty and i think the message out there to the three candidates is, look, folks, let's tone down the rhetoric. at some point we will all have to unite. we all have to come under the same tent or we are going to lose.
those are basically to change the rhetoric, change the tone, he is the clear front-runner. it's time for him to start talking a unifying message, to start giving republicans like me some hope that maybe there is some room under a republican tent if he is the nominee. right now i don't see it. i don't feel it and it will be very difficult for it come august. >> tara, if mr. trump doesn't become a uniter, is it pretty clear to you at this point that the republican party is fractured beyond repair, that moderates and conservatives cannot exist within one party again? >> i think this is the one time we are seeing that possibility. we are seeing people write different scenarios about this, trump supporters who excuse his behavior and positions that are not republican and keep making
excuse for him and we've seen no indication of that. none. every single time he's had an opportunity to step up to the plate and convince people that that was the hollywood donald trump or that was an act, i can really be presidential, he doesn't do it. he actually goes to the complete opposite way. since march 15th, that was supposed to be the final pivot point. people were talking about falling in line. let's just end it now. donald trump is going to be the nominee. there was all of this inevitability and look at what has happened since march 15th until now. donald trump has attacked a candidate's spouse. he's backing up his campaign manager and acts like a thug. and riots at events, people getting assaulted at donald trump events. and what has he done? he's doubled and tripled down and ever steps whatsoever to be
the unifier. now they are actually turning around and blaming michelle fields with the campaign manager. he did this last night during the town hall where he had an opportunity to shy away from those kinds of things and he didn't do it. he just cannot help himself. i don't see how people who view character, integrity and principle as an important quality for the next president of the united states could ever unify behind -- >> reince priebus isn't having a heart attack? >> no. he's operating a very fair and open process and letting the voters decide and then eventually if we don't have over 50% going into the convention, the delegates are going to decide. so he's aware that he knows exactly the job that he has and the job is not always sexy to be the chairman of the rnc and it's grinded out work behinds the scenes. but he knows that he's operating a fair and open system and
that's what his job is. the delegates are going to make the decision as to who the nominee is. if you go back and look at other open conventions, it's been a long time. someone who can bring the party together and win in the fall, if you can't get to 50% and you have to go to an open convention, that's what the delegates are going to do and reince's job is to do that in a fair and open way and he's confident in the team that he has and make sure we have a fair and open and transparent process going into the convention. >> carol, quick point about that. it is important that the rnc explains what the rules are. donald trump is being very shrewd in setting up the narrative that they are going to steal the steal the narrative. when you play football, if you don't make it past the goal line, you don't get a touchdown if you only make it to the one
yard line. this is happening and we've got lincoln, eisenhower, a lot of other great presidents that came as a result of a multiple ballot. they have to do a better job of explaining this and countering donald trump's lies about this, that it's stealing changing the rules and stealing the election from him. >> all right. i have to leave it there. i have to leave it there. ana navarro, tara setmeyer, mike shields, thank you. i appreciate it. in the '80s, there was no bigger question than who shot j.r. the inside scoop on dallas from j.r.'s niece. ok team, what if 30,000 people download the new app? we're good. okay... what if a million people download the new app? we're good.
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in columbus, ohio, many, many moons ago in 1989 and this is a quote from the story on me. due to the layers of hairspray she applies, she has to shampoo every day or she couldn't get a comb through it. and that was a true story. it took me hours to do my hair and now it only takes me a few minutes. change is good. the first episode of "the eighties" is tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. >> shot entirely on location in south miami, the story centers around two undercover vice cops. >> i don't know how this is going to work, tubs. i mean, i'm not exactly up my alley. >> television very much was the small screen. it was the pilot screen play for "miami vice," it was not that.
very much the approach was, they call this a television series but we're going to make one-hour movies every single week. >> stand by. action. >> you were just describing the show as sort of a new wave cop show. >> yeah. it's a cop show for the '80s. we use a lot of mtv images and rock music to describe the mood and feeling of our show. >> in a lot of ways, you don't get "miami vice" without mtv because it was a long video in a lot of ways. >> it was. it wasn't just "miami vice" either. who could forget "dallas"? with me now is charlene tilton who played j.r.'s niece on the show. great to see you. >> hi, carol. >> i feel like i'm meeting an old friend. >> i love your pictures, your big hair. >> how did you escape the big hair thing? you were a smart woman back
then. >> oh, no. i still hold the motto. the higher the hair, the closer to god. and the big shoulder pads. i miss the shoulder pads. >> oh, i know. because they made you look thin no matter what. i miss the big shoulder pads myself. let's talk about "dallas" and its place in television history. what do you think that show left us with today? >> you know, i have to tell you, i didn't watch a lot of it while it was on and then when the dvds were released i said, uncle larry, this show is really good. it holds up and it does. it was a good show. the writing, the acting, the directing. it was a good show. >> yeah. and it was a show you could tune in to every week and had continuing characters and, of course, that big question, who shot j.r.
>> it was unbelievable. everyone wanted to know who shot j.r. you couldn't keep a secret like that, i don't think. back in the day, it was about -- the '80s was a whole different time. it was the money, the greed, whatever. it was quite different back then. it was an interesting time. i want to tell you something, i'm doing a show -- i'm playing tammy fay baker also in the '80s but it ties into the whole thing. the money, everybody was just trying to get all of this money and different things. it was quite interesting. >> i was going to college in the '80s and we all just went to college so we could get a job to make lots and lots of money. we didn't care about anything else. it was a terrible time in that sense. i understand you're a producer of the "dallas reunion." that sounds great to me.
>> it was a two-hour special for cbs called "the return to southpark" and i co-produced that and we got the whole dallas cast back together for the first time in 20 years. on television. so, yeah. >> so when you first -- like when you were all assembled in one room, did you look at each other and say, wow, it's been a lot of years or did you say, oh, we all look great? >> well, it just -- we're so close that it really just was like we, you know, never left. we pick up right where we left off and we just -- it's great. we all love each other. we really genuinely do and it shows. i think that was part of the reason of the success of dallas, is our chemistry. >> oh, absolutely. and you all really do look great. thank you so much for being with me this morning. i appreciate it.
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in washington at the annual easter prayer breakfast, president obama offered his thoughts on the victims of the recent terror attacks. >> in light of recent events, this gathering takes on more meaning. around the world, we have seen horrific acts of terrorism, most recently brussels as well as what happened in pakistan. innocent families, mostly women and children, christians and
muslims. >> the president went on to urge others not to allow terrorism to weaken their faith saying, quote, we heal hatred with love. thank you so much for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "at this hour with berman and bolduan" starts now. hello, everyone. i'm kate bolduan. john berman is off today. the pledge is over, it seems. and arch rivals, donald trump and ted cruz holding rallies in wisconsin. that's the next big battle ground in the race for the white house. on your right, the trump event. and on your left, ted cruz is set to roll out his women for cruz coalition. he's expected to be j